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Address: 4214 56th St, Holland, MI 49423-9318
Phone Number: 16163939453
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a 501 (c)(3)...

The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit education and conservation organization that was founded in the year 2000. Our purpose is to connect people with nature through outdoor education for the benefit of wildlife and the conservation of the natural world. More than 75,000 people annually visit ODCMG sites to walk the trails and view the wildlife. The ODC Nature Preserve is free and open to the public and offers many diverse programs that help foster the concepts of wildlife management, conservation, outdoor education and preservation. The 150 acre nature preserve has 4 miles of trails and several distinct habitats. The 2015 addition of a visitor center makes the facility ideal for visiting during any season. The building boasts a diverse taxidermy collection of North American wildlife with other wildlife exhibits. It also has a collection of wildlife and nature-themed canvas prints by local photographers.

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Keeping Holland Beautiful

The 10th Annual Macatawa River Cleanup was very organized and successful in cleaning up trash by land and by water along the Window on the Waterfront park area!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
kathyslenk
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Holland, Michigan
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Holland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 10th Annual Macatawa River Cleanup was very organized and successful in cleaning up trash by land and by water along the Window on the Waterfront park area!

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Thank kathyslenk
Management response:

Thank you for volunteering to help keep Holland beautiful by cleaning up the Macatawa River and Lake Macatawa. We are glad you enjoyed your volunteer hours and hope to see you helping out again. We couldn't have a successful cleanup day without wonderful volunteers like yourself! More 

Holland, Michigan, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So enjoyed the Women in Natures ride at Upper Macatawa Natural Area, 1300 84th Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464 - what a gorgeous place! We met on Sept 22nd, many mountain bikes and a couple of road bikes. Several well marked trails, both paved and unpaved will take you up and down, around some beautiful countryside. Be prepared for hills, my... More 

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Thank you for the wonderful review and for participating in the bike ride. It is wonderful to read about how much you enjoyed the Women in Nature bike ride at the Upper Macatawa Natural Area. We hope to add a couple more rides next year! We hope to see you back again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a new place to keep up our cardio type workout. We flew through 2 miles of the park with so many lovely surprises! This place needs to advertise more, we didn't go to observe and was reserved in what we expected but this place is an unknown gem!!! We will return and we will continue to... More 

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Thank Mindy M
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Thank you for the kind review Mindy! We do our best to advertise in as many outlets as possible, but we also count on the wonderful reviews and word of mouth of our visitors and supporters. Since you enjoy working out, especially cardio, check out our website for the Migratory 5K in November! More 

Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the ODC many times over the years, and always enjoy our visit. This time we loved exploring the new visitor's center.

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Thank jra021376
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Thank you for your continued visitation over the years! We are glad you enjoyed the new Visitor Center as well! We will see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The River Guide did a great job of engaging everyone in the group, kids and adults alike. It was a nice day with an easy pace. So thankful that we could rent kayaks!

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David N, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time. Be sure to join us again for another trip in the future! Also, our trails at our nature preserve are always open and are free to visit dawn-dusk every day of the week. Have a great day! Dave More 

Kewanna, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

My wife and i had a great day together. we walked all around this place but my wife was just amazed at how big the antlers were on the elk. we watch as it would lift its head for a time to look around and as if it would get tired and lay it head down to rest. I enjoyed... More 

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Ashley V, Visitor Services Coordinator at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review, we truly enjoy hearing about visitor experiences and about their favorite aspects of the nature preserve. We are glad you had a wonderful day and hope to see you again sometime soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Our guide was amazing. Could answer any question. Had amazingly keen ear and eye to spot and identify wildlife. A great Saturday morning outing.

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Thank Kwiersma
Management response:

Thank you for your review! We love hearing that you had a wonderful River Encounter and were able to see new wildlife and even learn bit on a gorgeous Michigan Saturday morning. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Allegan, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I participated in the Yoga class. The instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly. I am new to yoga and this was a perfect class. It was outside so the instructor had bug spray for us. I would recommend using it. What a beautiful setting to connect with your body, mind and soul!

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Thank 2sjk
David N, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed Yoga and visiting our site. Hope you will attend more of our classes or have the chance to stop by again soon! More 

Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

My family loved this place and easily spent an entire afternoon here, though one can go for a shorter visit. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The welcome center has a lot of hands-on activities. You can touch antlers, pelts, snake skins, etc, and you can look at some live animals and taxidermy animals. Outside, there are many small... More 

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Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We hope you will come back again and often. We appreciate the additional input for TripAdvisor users to see that you experienced. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Great variety of trails, the ones we did were great for small kids, and there is a great play area for the kiddos when you're done exploring.

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Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the ODC Nature Preserve. We hope you come back to visit again soon! More 

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